Daily planner, April 20, 2013


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Nancy Tragarz Spring Cleanup
8:30 a.m.-noon, Amvets Hall, 827 15th Ave., East Moline. Free. 309-236-4751. Sign-up requested.

Family Groove Company, The Low Down
9 p.m., Redstone Room, River Music Experience, 129 Main St., Davenport. $10. 563-326-1333.

"How I Became A Pirate" (children's musical)
1 p.m., Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island. $8.50 (show only); $7.50 groups of 12 and more; $7 Girl Scouts today only. 309-786-7733, ext. 2.

Community Shred Day
9-11 a.m., Davenport Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St. Free. 563-326-7832.

Spy Kids Variety Show
7-9 p.m., Kahler Auditorium, Central High School, 1120 Main St., Davenport. $5; $4 ages 11 and younger. 563-441-0265.

"Death Of A Salesman" (drama)
7:30 p.m. today; 3 p.m. Sunday, Richmond Hill Barn Theatre, HK Robinson Drive and South Stewart Street, Geneseo. $10. 309-944-2244.

Craft and vendor show
9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. today, River Valley Library, 214 S. Main St., Port Byron. Free. 309-523-3440.

"Seussical" (musical)
2 p.m., Sherrard High School, 4701 176th Ave. $6; $4 children. 309-593-2175.

Styx, REO Speedwagon, Ted Nugent
7 p.m., i wireless Center, 1201 River Drive, Moline. $29, $39, $59, $100. 800-745-3000.

"Chicago" (musical)
7:30 p.m. today; 3 p.m. Sunday, Galvin Fine Arts Center, St. Ambrose University, West High and North Gaines streets, Davenport. $15; $14 faculty, staff, alumni and seniors; $12 non-Ambrose students; $11 groups; free Ambrose students with ID. 563-333-6251.

Writer's Studio
11 a.m.-1 p.m., Midwest Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd Street, Suite 303, Davenport. Free. 563-324-1410.

One-Act festival
7 p.m., Moline High School, 3600 Avenue of the Cities. 309-743-8833.

Wheelchair Basketball benefit for Mia's Hope (Sunset 4Ever)
6:30 p.m., The Believers Together Center, Christ The King Catholic Church, 3209 60th St., Moline. 309-797-0176.

1950s Rock Around The Clock Car party for St. Malachy's School
5 p.m., St. Malachy's Hall, 595 E. Ogden Ave., Geneseo. $120 couple; includes dinner and chance to win grand prize. 309-269-8107.

Authentic Italian Dinner
4-7 p.m., Farrell Hall, St. Pius X Catholic Church, 2901 24th St., Rock Island. $14; $6 ages 10 and younger. 309-786-9625 or 309-794-9085.

National Astronomy Day
2-5 p.m.; 3 p.m. Aurora Borealis talk, Moline Library, 3210 41st St. Free. 309-797-3120.

Night sky observing
Dusk-11:30 p.m., Parking Lot, Niabi Zoo, 13010 Niabi Zoo Road, Coal Valley. Free. 309-797-3120.

Spring open house and planet viewing
8:30-10 p.m., John Deere Planetarium, Augustana College, 820 38th St., Rock Island. Free. 309-794-7318.

Flute Workshop with Phyllis Louke
10 a.m., Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Memorial Building, Augustana College, 3520 7th Ave., Rock Island. Free. 309-794-7306.

Yard sale/flea market
8 a.m.-4 p.m., Rock Island Conservation Club, 2421 Big Island Parkway, Milan. Free. 309-787-4770.

Trivia Night for Dayne Burton
5 p.m. doors; 6 p.m. trivia, YWCA oftThe Quad-Cities, 229 16th St., Rock Island. $10 per player; teams of eight. 309-788-3479, ext. 11.

"How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying" (musical)
7:30 p.m. today; 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Bettendorf High School, 3333 18th St. $10; $7 students and seniors. 563-332-7001.

Quad Cities Walk for Epilepsy
9:30 a.m.-noon, PepsiCo Center, Augustana College, 1025 30th St., Rock Island. minimum $15 pledge required for t-shirt. 309-373-0377.

"Cinderella" (Ballet Quad Cities, Orchestra Iowa)
1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport. $12, $17, $27, $35. 800-745-3000.

Chili Cook-off Challenge for the Steve Baker Foundation for ALS
Noon-4 p.m., Highland Park Bowl, 4204 Avenue of the Cities, Moline. 309-737-9321.

Spring Gala Auction and Art Show for Jordan Catholic School
7-11 p.m., Holiday Inn, 226 17th St., Rock Island. $40. 309-793-7366.

Rachel Park (student recital)
2 p.m., Ensemble room, Bergendoff Hall of Fine Arts, Augustana College, 3701 7th Ave., Rock Island. Free. 309-794-7306.

Spring CrafterNoon Mothers' Day Craft And Vendor Fair
Noon-4 p.m., South Park Presbyterian, 1501 30th St., Rock Island. Free. 309-644-1395.

German Requiem (Handel Oratorio Society)
8 p.m., Centennial Hall, Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island. $20; $16 seniors; $10 students and Augustana faculty and staff; free middle and high school students and families. 309-794-7306.

Night of Fame and Fortune Variety Show
7 p.m. today; 4 p.m. Sunday, Alleman High School, 1103 40th St., Rock Island. $6; $5 seniors; $4 students. 309-786-7793.

Breaking Down Stigma: A Benefit for Mental Health Awareness (music, food, theater, art)
1-4 p.m., Schwiebert Riverfront Park, Mississippi River At 17th Street, Rock Island. Free; donations accepted.

Piano Celebration for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Iowa
10 a.m.-5 p.m. today; Noon-5 p.m. Sunday, NorthPark Mall, 320 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport. Free. 563-391-4500.

Kidz Day With Paul Cioe and The Hound Dogs
10:30 a.m.-noon, Community Stage, River Music Experience, 129 Main St., Davenport. $5; free ages 12 and younger (children must be accompanied). 563-326-1333.

Prime Rib Sandwich or Chicken Dinner
4:30-7 p.m., St. Ambrose Church Parish Center, 312 W. 1st St., Milan. $8 dinner; $4 ages 11 and younger (hot dogs and macaroni and cheese).
















 



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  Today is Friday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2014. There are 131 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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